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Kamohelo's brace of assists helps send South Africa to Cup of Nations finals

The latest action for our internationals on Sunday

25 March 2019

Kamohelo Mokotjo and South Africa are celebrating safe passage through to this summer’s Africa Cup of Nations finals after a 2-1 win over Libya on Sunday.

With Libya banned from hosting games on home soil, the two sides met in Tunisia as South Africa looked for the point to see them join Nigeria in qualifying from Group E. Kamohelo started the game, earning his 14th cap.

And it was the Brentford midfielder who played a key role in South Africa’s victory, setting up Percy Tau for both his second-half goals. In between, Libya netted from the spot after being awarded a dubious penalty. The result sees Stuart Baxter’s side go through qualifying unbeaten and take the final spot in Egypt in June.

There was no action for either David Titov or Jan Zamburek as Latvia’s Under-21s and the Czech Republic Under-18s picked up wins yesterday.

A single Kaspars Kokins goal 16 minutes from time earned Latvia a win over Macedonia while the Czechs made it three wins from three at the SportChain Cup in Dubai with a 2-1 win over Japan. That win also ensured that Jan and his teammates lifted silverware as overall tournament winners.

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